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Northeast Regional Conference 2018
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Join the 2018 NAASS Northeast Regional Conference

Summer Funded, Had Me A Blast

Creating Revenue and Funding Sources While Under-Resourced

Sunday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Yale University


View NAASS President, NAtalie Kokorudz' presentation

Shaping Summer with Strategic Policy Changes - A Case Study





The 2018 NAASS Northeast Regional Conference will explore creative and existing ways to find money to drive summer enrollment. Summer Pell funds will be discussed – what is it, how can we use it, and how will it help boost summer enrollment. Other topics will include working with foundations to increase accessibility for precollege learners, working with athletics in the summer, and using social media to drive more full-pay international enrollment.

This year, we will have a “case studies” session, so please bring your most confounding summer issues so your summer colleagues can offer insight and assistance.

Registration Now Open! Register HERE

 Registration Type Fee Registration Fee Includes:
Early Bird (must register by February 1, 2018)  $345
  • Cultural excursion at 6 pm on Sunday evening (March 11). Welcome Session at local pub, 2 drinks and light fare provided.
  • Morning coffee breaks on Monday and Tuesday
  • Lunch on Monday and Tuesday
  • Dinner on Monday night 
Regular (beginning February 2, 2018  $375
 Optional Tickets  Fee
Guest Monday Dinner   $40.00 Guests are welcome at the cultural excursion and welcome reception, as well as dinner Monday night, for a nominal fee.
When you register, please indicate you are bringing a guest, as well as purchase the guest tickets (Prices listed above). NOTE: You must purchase guest tickets for each separate event. If you have not purchased guest tickets by March 1, your guest may not be able to attend events.
Guest Cultural Excursion and Welcome Reception  $20.00
Registration Closes March 1, 2018 
Credit card and Check Payments Accepted. Checks should be made out to:
North American Association of Summer Sessions (NAASS)
Mail to: 342 North Main Street, Suite 301
West Hartford, CT 06117
Indicate Northeast Region in memo line of Check 


Agenda- View the Full Conference Agenda HERE

Our Keynote

Felicia Fulks 
Feminist Pedagogy and Social Justice in the Classroom

Feminist pedagogy involves breaking down patriarchal structures of power in the classroom. We will discuss how to prepare students to be critical thinkers by empowering them in the classroom through shared experiences and learning. In this class dynamic, instructor and student roles are fluid. Everyone takes responsibility for their own learning and everyone feels responsible for the success of that class.

Felicia Fulks is currently a Life Sciences Informationist at Emory University. Her subject specialities include the Biological Sciences, Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and Human Health. Previously she was the Instructional Design and Education Librarian at California State University, Northridge. She has also provided specialized library instruction for Business, Gender and Women’s Studies, Psychology, and First Year Experience. Her research interests include information literacy, feminist pedagogy and critical thinking, and implementing the ACRL Framework into library instruction.     
Featured Speakers
Shannon Venezia, Ph.D

 Shannon is the associate director of office operations for the office of student financial aid at the University of Connecticut at Storrs. Shannon’s passion is helping students access higher education using strategy, humor, and evidence based best practices in the field of financial aid. Shannon will discuss how to leverage Summer Pell as well as the new rules and regulations we all need to know.

Leanne Greely Bond

Leanne is the director of grants and programs at Davis Education Foundation, founded in 1985. The Davis Educational Foundation has awarded over $111 to more than 157 higher education institutions and is based in Maine. Leanne will discuss what makes a compelling grant application, assessing “fit” between the RFP and the institutional needs, and common mistakes in grant applications that can be disqualifying.

Natalie Kokorudz
Shaping Summer with Strategic Policy Changes: A Case Study.

 Natalie Kokorudz is Assistant Director of the Summer Session Office at University of Illinois at Chicago, where she has worked for nineteen years. She’s primarily responsible for the summer instructional budget and planning course offerings with the colleges, along with oversight of student services and marketing. She is the current NAASS President, and she has also previously served in NAASS as Regional Vice President for the North Central Region (2014 – 2016) and Regional Conference Chair (2013). When she’s not at work, you’ll either find her dancing West Coast Swing or walking Chicago’s lakefront.

Cultural Excursion

Leitner Family Observatory
Meet in the Omni Lobby at 5:30 pm for a short walk (1 mile) to the observatory. After, we will walk to Temple Grill, close to the Omni. 


Omni New Haven
155 Temple St, New Haven, CT 06510
(203) 772-6664

Hotel Payment: Credit Card ONLY

Travel/Arrival Information

(Includes arrival by car/train/parking confirmation)

Conference Attire

Business Casual

Conference Cancellation Policy

Conference fees will be refunded less $100 if cancellation is by March 1, 2018. Cancellations after March 1, 2018 will not receive a refund. Cancellation requests should be emailed to and


Register HERE!


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